Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
We recently posted about Adams County parents petitioning the school board to remove Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and "inappropriate" books from the high school reading list. The parents say they're not promoting censorship, but many readers weren't so sure, including this one, who expanded on wha ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Water World," takes a look at the river that runs through Denver: the South Platte. Two decades ago, then-Westword staffer Robin Chotzinoff wrote her own cover story (with Kenny Be illustrations) about the Platte, a true piece of immersion journalism. For "I Cover the Wate ... More >>
If you're going to take on Freddie Mercury's vocal prowess on "Somebody To Love" and use it as an audition piece for American Idol, you better be able to hit those notes. Unfortunately for the baby-faced Ben Harrison, 28, none of the judges loved his take. The falsetto, on blast, would have made Mer ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: An item on the DenverRadio.net message board reveals that last week, veteran KOA radio host Mike Rosen used a variety of racial slurs on the air -- and claimed that his new boss, Greg Foster, head of AM programming for Clear Channel's Denver cluster of stations, gave ... More >>
Mark Twain's classic Huckleberry Finn will be scrubbed of its 219 uses of the word "nigger" in a new edition to be published by NewSouth. They say the edit is an attempt to return the book to classroom literature requirements, where its use of the slur (as well as the less frequently used, a ... More >>
RUSH 8.16.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheater It's taken more than three decades for Rush to refine its approach to stadium rock, and the long gestation process has paid off. The Canadian trio's three-hour set at Red Rocks Monday night showed just how carefully the band has constructed its approac ... More >>
Joshy boy. Dear Josh -- First, an admission: We're disappointed that you and Jay Cutler didn't develop a fine bromance. You guys seemed perfect for each other. I bet the two of you could have rocked the hell out of Rush's "Tom Sawyer." But we're moving on, and it's good that you are, too. Yes, yo ... More >>
These jazzbos may cover Rush, but they’re no prog rock band.
Lance Hering asked his best friend to help him disappear. What happened next is a real cliff-hanger.
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
The bus stops here for Denver Public Schools.
Z-Trip turns the tables and elevates the art of the DJ.
The music of the Bobby Collins Death Metal Armada is just what you'd expect: light, funny, pop-laden and free.
QBert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz put a new spin on the DJ craft.
July 8 - 14, 1999
Colorado trappers are having a bad snare day.